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WND Pushes Fake Football ‘Prophecy’

The Worldnetdaily has another adverticle — a fake “news” article that’s really just an ad for a book they’re selling — and this one is particularly ridiculous. The headline declares: “SUPER BOWL STUNNER THAT WAS PROPHESIED.” It’s about the catch made by David Tyree in the Super Bowl a few years ago, when he trapped the ball against his helmet for a first down to help the Giants win the title. Here’s the sum total of the “prophecy.”

As Synn prepared to watch the game on TV with his wife, he had a strong feeling that the game would have something very important in store for his new friend.

“On the day leading up to the Super Bowl, we were praying for him and my wife and I felt a kind of ‘jumping’ in our chests, like the spirit was jumping inside of us. We knew something was going to happen – we just didn’t know what it was,” Synn retold.

He knew that Tyree’s big plays early on in the game were only the tip of the iceberg and he would be involved in something much larger in the game. Synn turned out to be right.

“When Eli almost got sacked and he just threw the ball, I shouted ‘It’s to David!’ He made the catch and when I spoke with another player on the team, the other player said that everybody had a feeling that they were going to win,” Synn said.

Synn is Tyree’s accountant. So his accountant says later that he “knew something was going to happen” while watching the game, that becomes a “prophecy” in the Worldnetdaily. These people simply could not get any more irrational than they are. But hey, whatever sells books and puts money into Joseph Farah’s pocket, no matter how moronic it is.

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  1. D. C. Sessions says

    But hey, whatever sells books and puts money into Joseph Farah’s pocket, no matter how moronic it is.

    Wrong. Moronic matters a lot. The dumber it is, the better it sells.

  2. D. C. Sessions says

    When spirits jump up and down inside a person, do they cause internal injuries?

    That depends on whether they brought their pins to the game.

  3. alanb says

    97.5 million people watched Super Bowl XLII. I suspect that out of that amount at least several hundred thousand made dramatic predictions that turned out to be true. I wonder why all of them didn’t write a book about it.

  4. says

    I have a prediction: Farrah will eventually end up being prosecuted for fraud and/or tax evasion. And I didn’t need something jumping around inside to make it.

  5. Pierce R. Butler says

    It is prophesied that someone will pass the ball a little too high towards the sidelines:

    Psalms 106:26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness…

    Somebody’s going to bump a referee:

    Psalms 141:6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

    A ref will make a bad call:

    Proverbs 11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

    Another poor toss:

    Proverbs 29:4 …: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

    This will be a passing game:

    Jeremiah 31:28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down…

    Defensive players better look to their intercepts:

    Ezekiel 16:39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place…

    There shall be calls of out-of-bounds:

    Zechariah 1:4 … thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness…

    And some exciting but injury-free scrimmages:

    Luke 4:5 … And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not…

    Everyone will need a lot more passing practice:

    2 Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly…

    It won’t all be a throwing game:

    Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked…

    But character issues will also matter:

    Acts 9:5 … it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks..

  6. tsig says

    Maybe some Chicago Bears will come out of the stands and dill some children after the kids giggle at a bald man.

  7. Sastra says

    @Pierce R Butler #8 —

    Brilliant! You get an internet.

    Did you find those yourself? If so, you get two.

    We knew something was going to happen – we just didn’t know what it was,” Synn retold.

    Regarding the “prophesy” itself, this is the same sort of evidence people give all the time for ESP and precognition. “I knew what would happen before it did.” Only the terminology is different.

    The problem then runs much deeper than being a Christian fundamentalist: it’s how we human beings come to believe in the supernatural through our personal experiences (or the reports of the personal experiences of others.) Lots of people do this sort of thing and announce with pride that they are “spiritual but not religious” and therefore both more ecumenically enlightened and more trustworthy.

  8. says

    I feel a jumping in my chest! It’s like a… prediction! A sports team I don’t care about… I see a D or an S, is there a D or an S involved? This sports team plays in a sports game I don’t care about… They are playing for a “world” championship today? The sports team with a D or an S will win this sports game!

    Sorry, that took a lot out of me. I have to go rest now.

  9. matty1 says

    Is there any chance of not using ‘world’ championship unless there has been at least some international competition?

  10. says

    Matty1, at least baseball and basketball have a team in Toronto, so I guess that counts for them? I am curious though whether major league soccer in the US/Canada also calls their season winners “world” champions.

  11. tbp1 says

    To give them a little credit, lots of the WND regulars commenting there think it’s stupid, too, although usually for different reasons than I do.

  12. naturalcynic says

    …like the spirit was jumping inside of us…

    Seriously, that could be dangerous. The 80 proof spirits jumping up and down in Hitchens’ esophagus contributed to his death.

  13. skinnercitycyclist says

    Maybe some Chicago Bears will come out of the stands and dill some children after the kids giggle at a bald man.

    I liked it better this way, if you’re thinkin’ of makin’ hasenpfeffer…

  14. gardengnome says

    “…the other player said that everybody had a feeling that they were going to win,” Synn said.

    Synn is Tyree’s accountant. So his accountant says later that he “knew something was going to happen”

    Sounds to me like a rigged game.

  15. Rip Steakface says

    @15

    There’s also Canadian football, which is very similar to American football (differences amount to basically three downs instead of four, a longer field, and a few minor rule changes). In addition to that, there’s been some talk of expanding or moving a team to Toronto.

    There’ll probably be an NFL team in Toronto before there’s a new one in Los Angeles, I’ll bet.

  16. Rip Steakface says

    Oh yeah, Canadian football also has 12 players on the field at once instead of American football’s 11. That’s actually a fairly major difference.

  17. Nick Gotts says

    my wife and I felt a kind of ‘jumping’ in our chests

    Only a matter of time before the Aliens burst out.

  18. matty1 says

    I am curious though whether major league soccer in the US/Canada also calls their season winners “world” champions.

    They hosted a World Cup didn’t they? No one could be that oblivious, unless of course US soccer is run by Joe Farah.

  19. eric says

    Actually, I’m surprised they didn’t have an article claiming some prediction about yesterday’s game. Would’ve been easy enough for them to write two articles (one predicting each team winning) and then just drop the appropriate one into today’s page.

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